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The GCSA of New England Scholarship Awards

- Information for Applicants -


The GCSA of New England Scholarship Awards offer educational aid to the spouse, children, and grandchildren of all GCSA of New England members. Scholarships are awarded annually, with the prominent applicant receiving the Thomas Schofield Memorial Scholarship and the secondary applicant receiving the David Comee Memorial Scholarship.

Applications will be reviewed by the Trustees of the Scholarship and Benevolence Charitable Trust. Final awards will be approved by the Board of Directors .  Applicants will be notified by mail of their status by August 15 of the year submitted.


1.  One or more of the applicant's parents, grandparents, or spouse must have been a GCSANE member for three or more  consecutive years and must be a current and active GCSANE member. Children or grandchildren of deceased members are also eligible if the member was currently active at the time of his or her death.

2.   The student must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning, or in the case of high school seniors, must be accepted at such an institution for the next academic year. Graduating high school seniors must attach a letter of acceptance to their application. 

3.   Past winners are ineligible to apply.

4.   Although any number of students from the same family may apply, only one student per family will be eligible to receive an award each calendar year.

5.  The student does not have to be studying in a field related to turfgrass

6.  Preference will be given to applicants associated with those who have
actively participated in activities of the GCSA of New England and the Scholarship and Benevolence Tournament.

Criteria for Selection

1.   Applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership, and outside employment.

2.   The student must submit an original, not to exceed, 500-word essay relating to personal achievements and scholarship worthiness.

To apply please complete the Scholarship Application Form Below.

All applications must be submitted by July 1. 

Scholarship Application Form


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